Thursday, September 6, 2018
My two cents.
When I heard about a nine year old kid committing suicide recently after getting bullied for coming out as gay, I blanched. Tragic, kids can be terribly cruel.
What prepubescent nine year old even has a sexual identity that is this defined at this point? Is it possible? Forgive me for my candor, I am being honest. A young man not yet capable of even having sex being so invested in his sexual orientation.
Not to conflate but I hear these stories about very young children being raised gender neutral and their parents deciding to get them physically altered at these incredibly young ages and have to think that the parents have to be projecting some of their own baggage to their progeny in many of these situations. Hold on.
My advice, ignorant as it might be, would be to have everybody back off and wait ten or twenty years and let things shake out. No equipment changes. Then do whatever you want to do. Initially make sure you buy round trip tickets, don't make any decisions that can't be physically reversed as life inches its way forward.